20 Movies Like My Own Private Idaho

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Drugstore Cowboy

Drugstore Cowboy
Drugstore Cowboy
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: 12 wins & 11 nominations
Writer: James Fogle, Gus Van Sant, Daniel Yost
Actors: Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, James Le Gros
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Drugstore Cowboy” is a 1989 crime drama film that follows the story of a group of drug addicts who rob pharmacies to support their addiction, while constantly evading the authorities. The movie explores the characters’ struggles with addiction, their relationships, and the consequences of their criminal lifestyle.

Paris, Texas

Paris, Texas
Paris, Texas
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 145 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Won 1 BAFTA Award16 wins & 11 nominations total
Writer: L.M. Kit Carson, Sam Shepard, Walter Donohue
Actors: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell
Language: English, Spanish
Country: West Germany, France, United Kingdom, United States
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“Paris, Texas” is a film about a man named Travis who mysteriously reappears after disappearing for years, and his journey to reconnect with his estranged family. As he tries to rebuild his life, the film explores themes of love, redemption, and the search for identity.

Midnight Cowboy

Midnight Cowboy
Midnight Cowboy
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 79/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 28 wins & 16 nominations total
Writer: Waldo Salt, James Leo Herlihy
Actors: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles
Language: English, Italian
Country: United States
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“Midnight Cowboy” is a 1969 drama film about a naive young Texan who moves to New York City to become a male prostitute but ends up forming an unlikely friendship with a con man from the Bronx as they struggle to survive in the harsh realities of urban life.

Buffalo ’66

Buffalo '66
Buffalo '66
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 68/100
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Runtime: 110 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 6 wins & 11 nominations
Writer: Vincent Gallo, Alison Bagnall
Actors: Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Ben Gazzara
Language: English
Country: United States, Canada
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“Buffalo ’66” is a dark comedy-drama about a man named Billy who, after being released from prison, kidnaps a young woman and forces her to pretend to be his wife in order to impress his disapproving parents. As the story unfolds, their unconventional relationship becomes a catalyst for self-discovery and redemption.

The Last Picture Show

The Last Picture Show
The Last Picture Show
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Metacritic: 93/100
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Runtime: 118 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 19 wins & 22 nominations total
Writer: Larry McMurtry, Peter Bogdanovich
Actors: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Last Picture Show” is a 1971 drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich. Set in a small Texas town in the 1950s, it explores the lives of a group of high schoolers and their struggles with love, friendship, and the uncertainty of the future.

My Own Private Idaho

My Own Private Idaho
My Own Private Idaho
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 104 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: 9 wins & 9 nominations
Writer: Gus Van Sant, William Shakespeare
Actors: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo
Language: English, Italian, German
Country: United States
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“My Own Private Idaho” is a 1991 independent film directed by Gus Van Sant. It follows the story of two young hustlers, Mike and Scott, as they navigate the gritty streets of Portland, Oregon, searching for love, purpose, and their own sense of identity.

Badlands

Badlands
Badlands
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Metacritic: 93/100
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Runtime: 94 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Award4 wins & 1 nomination total
Writer: Terrence Malick
Actors: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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The Badlands movie is a 1973 American crime film directed by Terrence Malick. It tells the story of a young couple on a killing spree in 1950s South Dakota, as they navigate their way through a series of violent crimes and evade capture.

Elephant

Elephant
Elephant
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 74%
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 81 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: 8 wins & 13 nominations
Writer: Gus Van Sant
Actors: Elias McConnell, Alex Frost, Eric Deulen
Language: English, German
Country: United States
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The Elephant movie is a heartwarming story about a young boy who forms an unlikely friendship with a misunderstood elephant, and together they embark on a journey to save the elephant’s home from destruction.

Mysterious Skin

Mysterious Skin
Mysterious Skin
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 105 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: 5 wins & 9 nominations
Writer: Gregg Araki, Scott Heim
Actors: Brady Corbet, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elisabeth Shue
Language: English
Country: United States, Netherlands
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“Mysterious Skin” is a 2004 drama film directed by Gregg Araki. It follows the lives of two young men, Neil and Brian, who were childhood friends and are now dealing with the aftermath of their shared traumatic experience of being sexually abused by their Little League coach. The movie explores their individual journeys of self-discovery, coping with trauma, and coming to terms with their past.

The Dreamers

The Dreamers
The Dreamers
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 60%
Metacritic: 63/100
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Runtime: 115 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 2 wins & 11 nominations
Writer: Gilbert Adair
Actors: Michael Pitt, Louis Garrel, Eva Green
Language: English, French
Country: United Kingdom, Italy, France, United States
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The Dreamers is a drama film set in Paris during the 1968 student riots, following the intense and passionate relationship between an American student and a French brother and sister, as they explore their shared love for cinema and their evolving sexual identities.

Kids

Kids
Kids
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 46%
Metacritic: 63/100
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Runtime: 91 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: 1 win & 5 nominations
Writer: Harmony Korine, Larry Clark
Actors: Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chloë Sevigny
Language: Spanish, English
Country: United States
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The Kids movie is about a group of adventurous children who embark on a journey to save their town from an evil villain, using their unique talents and teamwork. Along the way, they learn valuable life lessons about friendship, bravery, and the power of believing in themselves.

The Basketball Diaries

The Basketball Diaries
The Basketball Diaries
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 47%
Metacritic: 46/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations
Writer: Jim Carroll, Bryan Goluboff
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Marilyn Sokol
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Basketball Diaries is a film based on the true story of Jim Carroll, a talented high school basketball player who descends into drug addiction and crime. It explores his struggles with addiction, his downward spiral, and his eventual redemption.”

Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream
Requiem for a Dream
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 37 wins & 69 nominations total
Writer: Hubert Selby Jr., Darren Aronofsky
Actors: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Requiem for a Dream” is a harrowing drama that explores the destructive consequences of addiction, following the lives of four individuals as their dreams spiral into despair and desperation. The film depicts the relentless pursuit of drugs and the devastating impact it has on their lives, showcasing the dark realities of addiction with unflinching intensity.

Trainspotting

Trainspotting
Trainspotting
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 83/100
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Runtime: 93 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 23 wins & 35 nominations total
Writer: Irvine Welsh, John Hodge
Actors: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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Trainspotting is a darkly comedic drama that follows a group of heroin addicts in Edinburgh, Scotland, as they navigate through the highs and lows of addiction, friendship, and self-discovery. It explores themes of addiction, alienation, and the pursuit of freedom in a gritty and unapologetic manner.

Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet
Blue Velvet
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 120 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 18 wins & 18 nominations total
Writer: David Lynch
Actors: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Blue Velvet” is a psychological thriller directed by David Lynch. It follows a young man who becomes entangled in a dark underworld after discovering a severed ear, leading him to uncover secrets of a small town and its twisted inhabitants.

The Outsiders

The Outsiders
The Outsiders
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 70%
Metacritic: 45/100
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Runtime: 91 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: 1 win & 4 nominations
Writer: Kathleen Rowell, S.E. Hinton
Actors: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio
Language: English
Country: United States, France
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The Outsiders movie is about the rivalry between two groups, the Greasers and the Socs, in 1960s Oklahoma. It explores themes of friendship, loyalty, and the challenges faced by teenagers from different social backgrounds.

Stand by Me

Stand by Me
Stand by Me
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 75/100
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Runtime: 89 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 6 wins & 12 nominations total
Writer: Stephen King, Raynold Gideon, Bruce A. Evans
Actors: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Stand by Me” is a coming-of-age film about four boys who embark on a journey to find the dead body of a missing boy, exploring themes of friendship, adventure, and the complexities of growing up. Through their journey, they confront personal fears and learn valuable life lessons that shape their understanding of themselves and the world around them.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 67/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: 19 wins & 51 nominations
Writer: Stephen Chbosky
Actors: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is a coming-of-age film that follows a shy and introverted high school freshman named Charlie as he navigates the challenges of adolescence, forms meaningful friendships, and deals with past trauma. Through his experiences, Charlie learns about love, friendship, and the importance of embracing life’s ups and downs.

The Virgin Suicides

The Virgin Suicides
The Virgin Suicides
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 3 wins & 14 nominations
Writer: Jeffrey Eugenides, Sofia Coppola
Actors: Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Virgin Suicides” is a film about the mysterious and tragic lives of the Lisbon sisters, a group of beautiful but troubled teenage girls living in suburban Michigan in the 1970s. The story follows the neighborhood boys’ fascination with the sisters and their attempts to uncover the reasons behind their collective decision to end their lives.

A Single Man

A Single Man
A Single Man
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 99 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 39 wins & 59 nominations total
Writer: Christopher Isherwood, Tom Ford, David Scearce
Actors: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“A Single Man” is a film that follows a day in the life of George Falconer, a college professor grieving the loss of his long-time partner. As he navigates through his daily routine, George reflects on love, loss, and the complexities of human connection.

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